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looks like we have some moisture coming down from alaska, maybe the 22nd. we're doing the snow dance. >> reporter: these skiers cut work looking for snow and didn't find it. cute a contrast to the scene last year when -- quite a contrast to the scene last year when there were 700 inches of snowfall and some places open for 152 days. this year it's dry. so this is what they are dealing with, not much snow maybe enough for a snowman or snowball fight. 6 months ago in this spot this is what i was looking at. and the snow didn't melt for months snow plows running through summer. >> i kept plowing until the 10th of august. >> reporter: norm with the donner pass historical society says this year has been cold and dry. >> we have had good cold weather and that's why the resorts have been able to make a lot of snow. >> reporter: northstar and heavenly have been making snow round the clock for 68 hours.
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temperatures and humidity are perfect for that. it's the same at squaw valley, which is 11 inches of natural snow at the base and 24 on the upper mountain. compared to 87 and 161 inches this time last year. businesses that rely on travelers don't have many customers. folks at this market are asking people to test all superstitions to get it to snow. >> we have to have christmas. christmas is probably 40% of the year. >> reporter: the big resorts are not worried. the smaller ones are having a tough time of. everyone is counting on the fact that they get the bulk of their snow in december, january an february. >> thank you. ski resorts in the northeast are also dreaming of a white christmas but that scene is more like a nightmare. those resorts usually try to open by thanksgiving. but many are still closed because of unusually warm
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weather. the local forecast is coming up in the broadcast. a developing story in the east bay where a pot raid is under way. police have roped off a large house on victoria place in danville. apparently, they have taken at least one person away in handcuffs. police say that four people who live there are associated with a medical marijuana clinic in newark that was raided earlier this afternoon. we're told narcotics agents were following up on a complaint about illegal sales and money laundering at the happy wellness center on jarvis avenue. they are still investigating and is newark's last remaining pot club. it's bad and could get worse. governor brown in swinging the budget axe ordered drastic cuts to solve the state's fiscal crisis. he warns there could be more unless the tax proposals are implemented. phil matier on the no mercy cuts around the corner.
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>> million dollars in cuts, more to follow in january. >> reporter: that was governor brown's warning yesterday but like a lot of political statements, it doesn't quite tell the whole story. >> this is the first round of this year's adjustments and then you're looking at next year with another $13 billion according to legislative analysts another $13 billion deficit. >> reporter: plus more than $3 billion in cuts that the legislature made last year being challenged in court. that could mean having to come back and cut other areas even more to make up for the losses if the state loses those cases. >> i think the big victory so far is that this is only a billion and not four billion but it could get worse in the automatic cuts in the next round of things k-12 education. >> it's devastating. we are not even getting into next year where it will get worse. >> reporter: hence the governor's call for upping the state sales tax and income taxes on people who earn over $250,000 a year. but if voters say no in
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november -- >> there will be other triggers. >> i'm sensitive to what these cutbacks do to real people. but i'm also aware that over time, california does have to balance its budget. >> reporter: but even if voters say yes, and the state gets its $7 billion more this taxes, they will still be $6 billion short next year. meaning? more cuts. >> we're going to see -- unless there is additional revenue that we're not expecting -- further cuts. >> reporter: so it has to rain money between now and march? >> that's in my prayers every day. >> reporter: the bottom line is they don't have the money and even if they get this tax hike it's not enough. the only way california is going to get out of this is to grow out of it with more money in the economy and as we all see, that's moving a lot slower than projections. >> just devastating for
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children, elderly, mentally ill. what about the prison guard union, any cuts there? >> i brought that up with senator leno. for all the bills we saw this year, did you ever have one committee that sat down and said, explain to us why california spends more on prisons than all the other states. have you looked at that? he said he didn't have an answer because it hasn't happened. >> untouchable. >> reporter:the bottom line is the only things politicians like to cut are ribbons and if they have to do it they would rather wait and let somebody else do it. the los angeles school district is fighting the governor over proposed cuts. the governor wants to slash $400 million from schools statewide. $38million from the los angeles school district alone. that would eliminate all the money for schoolbuses and leave thousands of students stranded. that superintendent plans to sue to stop the cuts from taking place. it started as a traffic
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stop. and then gunshots. san francisco police say one of their officers opened fire on a man who jumped out of a car and started shooting around 1:00 on larkin street. joe vazquez on the search under way right now for the getawayy driver. >> reporter: police investigators have just cleared the scene and opened up busy larkin street to traffic, this several hours after a gunfight left a man wounded. it started with a routine traffic stop on bush street around 1:25. the driver got out and ran down larkin street. >> the suspect turned on the officers, fired we believe to be at least two shots. the officers returned fire. >> one of the scariest things i have seen. >> reporter: he was sitting in his pickup when he heard shots, looked up and watched police officers shoot the man. >> i see the guys chasing him. i see the guy that's running turn to look not sure if he was
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addressing the police officers or what. but he -- at that point, as he turn, there were shots fired and the guy went down. >> there was an initial pop and then three or four sporadic pops. >> reporter: luke swift is a cbs 5 news staffer. he happened to be at a tire store nearby when he heard the gunshots. he shot this video with his cell phone camera. >> then what i see is a cop with his gun drawn, running down the hill and i ran down with my phone to see what was going on. there was a suspect, victim on the ground. there was a lot of blood in the upper area. pretty gruesome thing. >> reporter: police say the man was rushed to san francisco general hospital. meanwhile they say they recovered his weapon, a .380. the chief also says officers found an id on the ground that belonged to a wanted parolee, but they are not quite sure it belongs to the gunman. investigators are looking for a second suspect. >> there was a passenger in the vehicle. she slid over and drove the vehicle away. we believe we know who that is. and we hope to have that suspect
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and the vehicle in custody. >> reporter: police say the gunman is still in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. as for the woman who took off in his car, she is still on the loose. live in san francisco, joe vazquez, cbs 5. violent attacks against women are mobilizing residents of san francisco's mission district. there is a meeting tonight with police in response to sexual assaults on two women. the suspect on the surveillance video last thursday a woman was raped and robbed near 24th street. and a similar assault occurred last month. the meeting will be held at the fair oaks community coalition at 7:00 tonight. tonight, at least three homes in santa cruz county are without electricity. it's not because of any power failure. len ramirez reports, pg&e cut them off for removing their
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smartmeters. >> reporter: peggy lindsey cried as she removed the contents of her freezer and refrigerator. at 57 years old with a health problem and special diet the retired teacher is struggling into her second night without electricity. >> as of yesterday at noon i came home for lunch and it was off. everything, food is all the melted, probably ruined. >> reporter: three people were cut off where homeowners removed or replaced those smartmeters. lindsey hired an electrician to install animal rescue in a log meter after she says pg&e smartmeters caused her headaches and earring after the company installed it last summer. >> i can't live with the smartmeter. i wouldn't have taken it off if it hasn't caused me the problems it has. >> reporter: pg&e says smartmeters use the same wireless technology that cell phones or wi-fi use and that it is safe. what the utility calls dangerous is tampering or removing smartmeters by people
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other than trained pg&e crews. >> we encourage everyone, please do not tamper with pg&e's or utility equipment. the reason is these meters have an electrical current running through them. tampering with them can cause injury, burns, electrocution. even damage to one's property or that of your neighbors. it's a very unsafe situation. >> reporter: in santa cruz county and elsewhere, there has been a backlash against pg&e smartmeters. this home off freedom boulevard also had its power cut. the homeowner has put up antismartmeter signs an built a mechanism to prevent pg&e from swapping out the existing meter. peggy lindsey also put a lock around her meter and joined a protest to return her meter to pg&e last month. although she admits she was warned, she didn't think pg&e would actually follow through after her attorney sent a letter to the company identifying her special needs like ice packs and heating pads at night. >> it's just -- i have never felt this horrible in my life
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nor been more stressed that they are making me leave my home. [ crying ] >> because i cannot live without power. >> reporter: she says she will be staying with her daughter in san jose or neighbors until she and pg&e come to some sort of agreement. in aptos, len ramirez, cbs 5. pg&e has just informed cbs 5 that it will replace those meters for those customers. it will replace them with the old style analog meters in the puc rules. it doesn't recycle a drop of water. clogging the water. why a california congressman is accusing a bay area city of stealing precious resources. if they violate a standard of trust, that there will be consequences. >> a bribery scandal involving hundreds of bay area restaurants. the holiday season doesn't look the same in one california city. how atheists commandeered christmas. ,,,,,,,, ,, ,,,,
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truck flipped over and burst thick, black smoke billowed into the sky today after a tanker truck flipped over and burst into flames. the crash happened unan overpass on the pomona freeway in the montebello area near los angeles. the smoke and the toxic runoff closed both sides of the freeway stranding thousands of drivers. no reports of injuries and no word yet on when that freeway will reopen. a central valley congressman says that san francisco is a water hog. it's the latest dustup in a long-standing fight over the hetch hetchy system. mike sugerman says he is dusting off a 98-year-old law to make his case to the feds.
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>> reporter: hey, san franciscans, you know where your water comes from? >> it comes from the hetch hetchy reserve. >> from hetch hetchy. >> hetch hetchy reservoir. >> reporter: san franciscans learn at an early age the story of the hetch hetchy reservoir made from the tuolumne river and the o'shaughnessy dam in yosemite park. 85 years ago the valley was dammed and water was sent to the city and 26 other bay area districts. for 85 years some people have complained. it has become a cause celebre. >> welcome to the hetch hetchy valley. >> reporter: harrison ford among those who are trying to drain the valley and restore it to its original glory. now a new tact from an old source. >> the act requires that san francisco use all the local water resources before diverting a drop of tuolumne river water. this was in 1950, 98 years ago this month this legislation passed. it was in 1913. >> reporter: restore hetch hetchy director mike marshall agrees with the call for an investigation which comes from conservative congress member dan lundgren. is san francisco using all its local water resources? they don't think so.
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>> it doesn't recycle a drop of water compared to orange county, which recycles 20% of their tap water recycled. in 1913, we used almost 15 million gallons a day of ground water. today we use less than 3. it is simply trying one more way of saying, knock down the dam. >> reporter: ed harrington is in charge of hetch hetchy. as head of the city's public utilities commission, he says the city is using ground water and will eventually start to recycle. >> you don't just knock down your single largest reservoir that provides water to 7% of the state of california's population. you just don't do it. >> reporter: it's an issue that refuses to go away. it's been going on, well, since -- mike sugerman cbs,. a bribery scandal that involves hundreds of san francisco restaurants. two form he health inspectors charged with taking bribes in exchange for letting restaurants pass food safety
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exams. the d.a. says the two men charged restaurants between $100 and $200 each. this allegedly went on from 2007 to 2008. several restaurant chains including burger king and popeye's were allegedly involved. a restaurant employee turned the inspectors in. >> we determined in many cases some of the operators weren't sure exactly what the requirements were, what the legal requirements were. they were misled to some extent by the inspectors. but it became clear to us that it would be a difficult criminal case to prove because of the lack of knowledge in some cases. >> inspectors face more than 8 years in prison, $10,000 in fines. none of the restaurants are facing any charges. pot use among teenagers is on the rise. according to the yearly publication called monitoring the future, its survey showed a quarter of all high school students reported using marijuana in the previous year.
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that's up from 21% in 2007. more high school seniors also reported daily use of marijuana. although teen drinking and cigarette smoking are at historic lows. all right, roberta. we saw there is no snow in the sierra but it's awfully cold down here. >> it is. but it's not that unusual. i know last year we had that gang buster year going into christmastime where we were just up to here in snow literally and now it's pretty dry. but computer models still do lead towards the fact that we will be experiencing at least a minor la nina where we'll make up the snow in january. this is our live cbs 5 weather camera looking towards the bay where current air temperatures are 46 in redwood city to 50 in san jose. and this is after highs today of a good 3 degrees below average anywhere in the 50s below 60 across the bay area. tonight increasing clouds that
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lead to light rain in the north bay on thursday. gradually sliding to the south, it should be all done by the afternoon hours. breezy and dry on friday. next 24 hours, light accumulation up to about .25" in the wettest locations north of the golden gate bridge. tonight with that increasing cloud cover temperature not as cold as it was last night when we dipped down to 30 in napa. it will be 39. it was 28 degrees by the way in sonoma. it will be in the mid-30s across the silicon valley and 37 degrees in the tri-valley. it looks like tomorrow's daytime high temperatures once the rain lets up in the 50s. we'll have the seven-day forecast, that's still straight ahead with your pinpoint forecast. thank you. the tough economy has many searching for dollar deals in neighborhoods you might not expect. coming up, the dos and don'ts of dollar shopping.
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>> and how atheists outmaneuvered christmas in one california city. we'll have that in two minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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all about. and in this economy, busin everything for a buck, right? it's what those dollar stores are all about and in this economy apparently business is booming. on the consumerwatch, julie watts tells us, well, i guess they're even drawing shoppers from upscale neighborhoods, huh, julie? >> reporter: yeah, that's right, allen. in fact, sales at dollar stores like this one, dollar tree stores, dollar stores, 99-cent stores, have risen substantially over the last three years. according to nielsen research, it's actually affluent households like the ones here in moraga that are driving those sales even though some of those same households are ones that tried to keep this store from opening. >> there is a lot of controversy, petitioning such a big branch coming in. >> reporter: for years many in
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moraga fought to keep the store from opening here worried about who the store might attract. >> that would bring in people [ indiscernible ] i didn't feel that way. >> reporter: clearly now that the doors are open, she is not alone. business is booming fueled by people shopping from all walks of life. >> i know well off people who shop here and love it. >> reporter: what's not to love? everything for a buck. but lifestyle blogger jeannie chin says there are some must- haves and some may not want to buys. >> obviously, seasonal items like christmas decoration are a great buy at the dollar store but there are other things that are good buys year round. >> greeting cards definitely one of the best bargains in the store. it's two for a dollar. >> reporter: the actual face value of it is 2.80. she also suggests picking up everything from party supplies to cleaning products, food and
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tableware. it's almost looks like something you would find at crate and barrel but think twice about things like batteries, light bulbs and general electronics. >> the life-span is probably not as good as it sounds. for a dollar you get two light bulbs but they might last a week or two. >> reporter: she also cautions against buying vitamins or medicine. be sure to check the expiration date if you do. something else you should probably avoid are toys, right? why is that? >> you don't know where these toys are made. they are putting them into the mouth and you don't know if there's lead. >> reporter: now, we should note most of the toys here at the dollar tree actually made in china just like their more expense counterparts at those other stores. it could mean substantial savings. >> we all know it's buyer beware and all that but i'm
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thinkin about the dishes as to whether you can microwave it, the paint. you have to check it. >> reporter: you do. but keep in mind, they abide by the same rules that target and walmart abide by so, you know, you have to follow those rules anywhere you go. >> okay. julie watts, thank you. they are about the last group group you would expect to put up holiday displace. but at palisades park in santa monica, jesus, mary and joseph are crowded out by atheists. most of the parks and spaces have been usually for nativity scenes during the holidays but atheists got all but three this year because of a new lottery system. no other public university has done it. >> i personally don't qualify for any financial aid. >> new help for the middle class. how to it would make a uc education more affordable without loans. the uc-davis pepper spraying takes center stage at
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the capital. but are any changes coming to california campuses? and "time" magazine's person of the year revealed, store? ,,,,,,,,
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more 1230 our top story at 6:30, changes -- our top story at 6:30 changes to the uc system that would give more students the opportunity for a higher education. it's not for low-income families. it's a new financial aid program aimed at middle class families. christin ayers at uc-berkeley to explain how it works. >> reporter: allen, cal officials call it a first-of- its-kind program at a public institution. they say it will boost financial aid for about 6,000 middle class families with students here at cal at a time when tuition fees are spiking. >> reporter: it was the one thing that junior sarah feared would stand between her and a $30,000 a year uc-berkeley education. >> i am really, really, really poor. >> reporter: it wound up working in her favor. at cal, families making below $80,000 a year don't have to pay tuition. and sarah got a full ride. >> for me, it was an all-or- nothing. it was if i didn't get --if i didn't get my --a full ride, i wasn't going to come here.
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>> reporter: but for middle class students it's more complicated. >> if you were lower class would you get aid and qualify for --you would get aid and qualify for financial aid. i don't qualify for financial aid. >> reporter: that may be about to change. >> we have been very successful in keeping the costs of education down for low-income families and this new program is to extend that to middle income families. >> reporter: uc-berkeley is calling the plan the middle class access program. it targets families making between 80 and $140,000 a year and caps the amount of tuition a family has to pay at 15%. that means some parents could pay $20,000 less in tuition than they do now. >> turns out that actually the first program of this sort at any public university in the united states so it's the first program to specifically address the challenges that middle class families are currently facing in financing the higher education.
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>> i feel like anything that gives a little bit more help as long as it doesn't come at too much of a cost to the rest of the university would be a good thing. >> reporter: it's a step in the right direction for some students, but others fear the plan fails to tackle one major tuition trouble. >> i think that the university should probably address fee hikes. it's a great help on the university's part but not as helpful as figuring out how to prevent budget cuts in the future. >> reporter: the program begins next fall costing up to $12 million. fund will go come from donations -- funding will come from donations and increase in out of state tuition. christin ayers, cbs 5. no real solutions from today's testimony into the pepper spray incident at uc- davis. state lawmakers are reviewing non-violent protests and the rules regarding police use of force. but students left the hearing dissatisfied.
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>> reporter: after four hours of testimony with virtually no conflict, a student confronted uc-davis chancellor linda katehi in the capital hallway. >> i have been contacting you every, single day calling your office. >> reporter: she says she was suffering from a lung infection when she inhale pepper spray during the november 18 incident on the campus quad. >> why is it that i have to drive all the way down here and have to corner you in a hallway. >> reporter: she came to the capital to hear what katehi had to say in on the front joint education committee and left dissatisfied. >> it's painful to sit and listen to the rhetoric. >> reporter: mark yudof sat before committee for nearly 30 minutes making a statement condemning the use of pepper spray. >> i thought the hearing was fine. excuse me. >> reporter: but he wouldn't stop to answer questions leaving before any student testimony. katehi told the committee the same thing she told the student body last month that she takes responsibility but did not give
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the order it use force. >> what was the point of today? >> maybe wanting to look at policies, you know, the agenda. it was very well described. >> reporter: but despite the testimony of university officials, former police chiefs, attorneys and students, there were no solutions presented to make sure the incident would not be repeated. >> was that expected, did not have any real solutions yet? >> they have to do a thorough investigation as to what happened. so we'll wait until that investigation concludes itself. >> reporter: uc president mark yudof says he expects the investigation into the uc-davis pepper spraying incident to be finished in 30 days. "time" magazine selected its person of the year and this year the winner is an unexpected choice, "the protestor." time says dissent from across the world from the middle east to europe and the united states led to this year's selection. the magazine called protestors
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the driving force behind global and economic change. president obama marked the end of the iraq war while at fort bragg today. the president's first trip to the north carolina military base. tara mergener with more on the tribute to the soldiers who served and died in the war. >> reporter: soldiers at fort bragg cheered president obama and the first lady as they paid tribute to troops returning from iraq. >> so as your commander-in- chief and on behalf of a grateful nation, welcome home. >> whoo! >> welcomehome! >> reporter: the last 6,000 u.s. forces are packing up. they will be out of iraq by the end of the month. it's the final chapter in a nearly nine-year war that killed more than 4500 americans and injured tens of thousands more. >> all the fighting and all the dying, the bleeding and the building and the training and the partnering, all of it has
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led to this moment of success. >> reporter: the president recounted the challenges u.s. forces faced during the course of the war and thanked the families who stood behind their loved ones deployed to the front lines. >> every military family that has carried that load over the last nine years, you, too have the thanks of a grateful nation. >> reporter: and he renewed his pledge to support veterans on the homefront and help them find work. the unemployment rate for soldiers returning from war is higher than the overall rate nationwide. the president highlighted the bill he signed that offers a tax credit to businesses that hire veterans. even though american forces are leaving, president obama promised iraq's prime minister the u.s. will help iraq with security, terrorism and military training in the future. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. when it comes to marriage, more americans are saying i don't. what's driving couples away
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from the aisle? i'm in here for criminal threats. >> yeah, but these are santa's elves behind bars. how bay area inmates are making christmas brighter for kids. ,, ,, ,,,,,,,,
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the number of people getting rd low: last fewer americans are saying i do. the number of people getting married is at a record low. last year, just 51% of adults had a ring on their finger according to a new pugh research study. that's down 5% from 2009. a big factor, the bad economy. other reasons? couples are living together longer without getting married. and they are putting off college, which further delays marriage. well, they are not the typical workers you'll find in santa's workshop. but these men have quite a bit of time on their hands have worked all year to make
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christmas wonderful for needy children. anne makovec has the story. >> reporter: they are not your typical santa's helpers. >> i'm in here for criminal threats. >> reporter: and this is far from any sort of flying sleigh. but these santa clara county inmates are doing the same job as the man in red only they are in black and white. >> i feel disappointed in myself that i'm here but i'm glad i can help. >> reporter: inmates at the elmwood correctional facility in milpitas have been working on these wooden toys all year have this is what i do on the outside so it makes the time go by faster keeps my skills sharpened. >> reporter: they are being donate to toys for tots run by the u.s. marines. >> to an unfortunate family a toy is a toy. to me, i grew up not having christmases so it's one way of the county, the marine corps, hey, merry christmas. >> reporter: this inmate was familiar with the program. he used to be a marine.
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>> once a marine always a marine. we're all brothers regardless of whether i'm wearing stripes or a uniform so it's kind of odd seeing the marine family in here. >> reporter: they are distributing 300 toys this year to local kids and next year, they are planning on doubling that number, a goal made easier because of the influx of state prisoners being funneled into local county jails. >> we do a lot of vocational training here including in the wood shop welding shop, we have an engraving shop body shop. so we figure that the better we can prepare inmates for returning to the street and having some vocational training is better plus we get to help the kids. >> reporter: which ends up helping the inmates, too. >> i always enjoy christmas as a kid. making toys is even better. >> more than happy to assist. >> reporter: in milpitas, anne makovec, cbs 5. in the high sierra, if you are going to tahoe for the weekend we have snow in the forecast, a good shot of it down to lake inch over
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the next 24 hours. squaw valley open, heavenly open. it's so cold they are making snow in northstar. your full-on pinpoint forecast as eyewitness news continues. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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raises money to educate female servants in africa. and as sharon chin reports, this week's jefferson aw he builds homes in mexico and raises money to educate female servants in africa. as sharon chin reports this week's jefferson award winner is only 17 years old. >> we will be making cards and passing out candy for the veterans. >> reporter: when he thinks of volunteering, 17-year-old high school senior jacob thinks big. >> you don't have to be from mexico to help the people in mexico. it's just something you can do. you should come to one of the weekend things. >> reporter: as president of the beyond borders club at burlingame high school, jacob doesn't just lead service projects that help the bay area
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homeless veterans and children. >> taking a group of teenagers to africa is a big deal. >> reporter: billy says it open his eyes when jacob led a summer service trip to ee open yeah. >> most of the kids we talked to in ethiopia were orphans and had nothing and we need it realize that here before we complain about our lives. >> reporter: his years of service began well before he came to burlingame high school. he said it all started with his family. >> my mom is one of the most giving people i know. >> reporter: she had the family packing food bags for the homeless. >> it sort of took off from there are when jacob was 12 his family created a group to help slaves in ethiopia. he raised the first $2,500 to open a school in 2007. today, 250 students are getting an education to escape a lifetime as servants. >> i became very close with some of the students in fifth grade on my first trip. and they are graduating now. >> reporter: jacob also join his family building homes and
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working with children in mexico. he set up an emergency medical fund for the poor and realized love crosses language barriers. >> just being able to see their reaction without having a conversation with them sort of made me realize that this can take place all over the world. >> reporter: students and teachers say jacob's passion for service is contagious. school youth service coordinator sue glick. >> he just has the right tools. he -- you know, it's inate. it isn't something that he had to go out and learn. this is something that's part of him and he will -- this is just the beginning for him. >> reporter: the teen plans to teach and keep reaching beyond borders to those in need. >> i really want them to know that they have people behind them that there are people who support and love them. >> reporter: for spending most of his young life serving people around the world, this week's jefferson award in the
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bay area goes to jacob marotta. sharon chin, cbs 5. for those of you keeping track at home, roberta and i do have on the same outfit in different colors. [ laughter ] >> kind of like a zebra. >> we all know i have the cbs 5 trendsetter. nice to see you're following the lead. >> you are. >> we'll be leading everybody in the pledge of alegion allegiance after the broadcast. by the way, it's winter white. we are looking out at a late fall, late autumn evening where we currently have air temperatures in the 40s and 50s after realizing highs today up to 60 degrees. it actually was 61 in gilroy. but for the most part numbers were averaging 3 degrees below normal. transamerica building looking out towards san francisco tonight not as coal due to increasing cloud cover with light rain showers developing for thursday. it will pan out to be dry on friday albeit breezy.
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we have a cold front on the approach. only light rain showers anticipated. how much? take a look at the futurecast. up to .25" of rain in the wettest locations north of the golden gate bridge. some of areas around the santa clara valley might not even see wet sidewalks but for the most part all of this will be out by the afternoon hours. even with partly to mostly cloudy conditions. tonight, with increasing cloud cover, number-wise into the 30s and 40s. boy it was cold last night. sonoma dipped down to 28 degrees. it was 31 in livermore. tomorrow's temperatures rebounding under 60 degrees everywhere. northerly winds increase 10 to 20 with the passage of this front by friday. leaving us with crystal clear skies. better visibility, no haze. this cold front is going to scrub out all that pm, the particulate matter in the atmosphere. it's a dry weather pattern each and every day.
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cbs 5 very proud sponsors of "food for bay area families." this is the best part of the newscast each and every night as we lead you up into christmas because we get to introduce people in the community who are making a huge difference in feeding our own. we have the vice president of community relations with pg&e. good evening. >> good evening. >> and of course we all know paul ash, executive director for the food bank of marin and san francisco. >> hi, roberta. >> we have a big, big donation tonight. >> well, thank you, roberta. we at pg&e are very proud of our long-time friendship with the san francisco food bank dating back 25 years when we donated the land that the food bank sits on and we are so grateful to you paul and the food bank team for hosting hundreds of our volunteers at father silt each year so we want to present to you on behalf of pg&e employees our annual gift of $30,000 to support your good work. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> okay. but it does not stop there. you know, christmas is all about miracles. this is an annual gift but you have a surprise for paul as well? >> absolutely.
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paul, we heard through the grapevine from one of our volunteers at the center yesterday that one of your two fork left died. we wanted to surprise you with an additional $25,000 to purchase a new forklift to keep your operations going on safely for the holiday season. i'll ask to you let me make an edit here. >> very good. >> $50,000! [ applause ] >> that is absolutely astounding. pg&e has just become a christmas donor to some warehouse guys working around this piece of equipment during our busiest time of the year. >> i always deal with celsius and fahrenheit but i'm not going to let you leave without another zero. [ laughter ] >> go to for more. thank you. stay with us. we'll be right back. ,,
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for a miracle trade that would trade that would bring point guard chris paul to oakland..that's not going to happen. nba commssio some warrior fans were hoping for a miracle trade that might bringing point guard chris paul to oakland, that is not going to happen. nba commissioner david stern has approved a trade of the all-
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star guard to the clippers. the hornets have agreed to send paul to los angeles in exchange new orleans receiving eric gordon and two others plus a first round pick. the nba rejected a trade last week that would have sent paul to the lakers. so now he goes to their so cal rival and that ought to be fun. oakland hosts the lions there weekend at the coliseum. both teams are in similar situations in the play-off picture. raiders need to win to remain in the conversation. hue jackson thinks some of his team's mojo hinges on his facial hair. >> yeah, well, this is going to go. i have had about enough of this. i have been told by players that there's a group of them that like it, another group that don't like it. i have done it for several different reasons but i think it's time for this thing to go. i think when i was clean we were doing pretty good. so i'm going to go change this here pretty soon. the 49ers got some good news. steelers linebacker james harrison is going to appeal the one game suspension he received for this hit on browns quarter
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mccoy last week. that' a no-no. a decision could come down tomorrow. i can't see how he is going it play. the steelers play the 49ers monday night. more good news for the 49ers. ben roethlisberger did not practice today. i mean, their two best players lay -- or two of their best players may not play. he sprained his ankle. he didn't want to talk to reporters. the head coach says he is currently listed on the injury board as day to day, could be a game-time decision monday night. he is the dean of bay area college basketball. and now, mike montgomery is laying the groundwork at cal for his son to become the next big name in coaching. >> stationary ball handling or... full court ball handling? >> probably stationary and get them up and down a little bit. >> reporter: after three years of working behind the scenes, john montgomery is on his dad's bench getting an opportunity that might mike never had. >> when i first got my first
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job it was the big sky conference and things were different. i wasn't older than he was but i didn't know what i didn't know. >> reporter: mike eventually cultivated a career at stanford second to none in the bay area. as a boy, his son had a front row seat. >> after halftime, shooting at halftime, ball boy in some half times for better or for worse speeches. i heard words i had never heard and phrases i had never heard from him and it kind of changed my perspective of wow, this is what coaching saul about. >> reporter: the long hours and traveling was never something mike tried to sell. >> i think it's a tough business and i don't think it's getting any easier. selfishly, as a dad i wanted to have a family and have grandkids. >> reporter: but the elder admits that having junior around is beneficial on the court. >> spread it out, come on. >> sometimes kids respond to younger guys more. they relate more to young players. >> it helps everybody so they
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can kind of come to me and say, hey, can you get your dad to do this? >> reporter: and at home. >> you know, his mother likes him and in order to keep peace at home, helps to have him around. >> me mom will call me and say tell me about this and that because your dad never gives me information. >> reporter: john chooses to call mike coach at work but father still knows best. >> does he have a future as a coach? >> he better. he has to get off the dole one of thieves days. >> john has a lot to live up to. his dad is a coaching legend in the bay area both stanford and now at cal. so i can see john got his looks from his mom. [ laughter ] >> oh!! >> just kidding. >>. he. i love mike. good guy. >> great story. >> caption colorado, llc (announcer) still got flakes? switch to selsun blue shampoo. maximum strength medicine wipes out flakes. aloe and moisturizers keep hair healthy.
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